Girl in the Mirror
By Sarah Martinique, age 15, South Carolina
Have you ever stared in the mirror, and thought about what someone said about you that was negative? It is as if the person in the mirror changes right in front of you from a girl who is gorgeous, just the right size, and couldn't care less. With your self-esteem depleting you see a girl with just a little too much flab and pimples the size of Jupiter who could never get a decent boyfriend.
Did you know that a low self-esteem can be not only dangerous to you mentally, but also physically? One of the leading causes of anorexia and bulimia is the lack of self-esteem. You always see the unrealistic size of models and how gorgeous they are. I believe it is time to stop looking around and waiting for someone to call you pretty and instead do it yourself!
As a fifteen year old teenager I am very unpopular. I know I'm pretty, but someone always has something to say to put you down. I know this may sound ridiculous, but ignore them. As a little girl my mother always told me to ignore people - they are just jealous.
I used to look in the mirror and say to myself, Who would be jealous of this hideous face? My mom would joke with me, and say, "If we could only buy you some self-esteem on ebay." Well, I've checked. There is no way ebay sells self-esteem ... unless it's sold out.
I'm here to tell you you're gorgeous. Look in the mirror. Here are a couple tips I've come up with to boost that self-esteem:
Instead of walking down the hallways with your head down, look up and stare at the people who look you down. If they dare to laugh, tell them how glad you are that they seem to think of you every day.
The next time you look in the mirror, instead of putting yourself down, look at the good things about you. Make a list of pros about your body and your face. If you always live your life in the negative, then you can only expect negative comments from people around you.
"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." - Buddha